Renewable Energy?

So called renewable energy is not renewable. When you take into account the cost of construction, installation, maintenance, transmission, and the need to keep real energy sources running constantly to make up for fluctuations in supply caused by the unreliability of wind and sunlight, any wind or solar installation has a net cost in energy. …

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So Scary It’s Profitable

A couple of excerpts fromĀ Matt Ridley, writing in The Australian: No matter how many scares are proved wrong, the next set of dispatches of doom are treated with the same reverential respect. Remember what the media said about the Y2K computer bug? “This is not a prediction, it is a certainty: there will be serious …

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Sunburnt

‘Sunburnt’ was the headline on the front page of Saturday’s Adelaide Advertiser. In the accompanying article, The Advertiser revealed the shocking news that the costs of government subsidies to people who installed solar panels, both the installation subsidies and the feedback tariff subsidies, would have to be paid by other electricity users, and that this …

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Building the Stuff-up Revolution

I am against taxpayer funded subsidies as a matter of general principle. Subsidies mean the government thinks it knows how to use your money better than you do. For example, I have a 100km return trip to work each day, and live in a remote area where petrol costs a third more than in Adelaide. …

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